Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook [NOOK Book]


Instant, project-ready geotechnical answers

The latest in McGraw-Hill's popular Portable Handbook series, this is the first quick-reference book on geotechnical engineering and construction-related topics. Filled with vital, ready-to-implement geotechnical data, formulas, ...

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Instant, project-ready geotechnical answers

The latest in McGraw-Hill's popular Portable Handbook series, this is the first quick-reference book on geotechnical engineering and construction-related topics. Filled with vital, ready-to-implement geotechnical data, formulas, and guidelines that you can flip to at a moment's notice, the comprehensive, yet pocket-sized Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook features:

* Field exploration guidelines, soil and rock classifications, and percolation and lab test procedures

* Basic phase relationships and stress distribution tables and charts

* Clear analysis guidelines for settlement, bearing capacity, expansive soil, slope stability, earthquake, erosion control, and deterioration from other causes

* Quick access to essential design and construction data for foundations and retaining walls

* Easy-to-use data on grading, instrumentation, excavation, underpinning, groundwater control, and geosynthetics

* Pavement and pipeline design charts

Written by an AIA award-winning civil engineer, the Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook adds up to a complete set of research-reducing tools for civil engineers, construction personnel, and architects. It's the most convenient source of information you need on the job every day, for projects large and small.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071777445
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 11/11/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • File size: 82 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert W. Day (San Diego, CA) has published over 200 papers, as is currently active on various committees with ASCE, ASTM, Tranportation Research Board, and received a design award from AIA. After completing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering at Villanova specializing in Structural Engineering, he completed his masters in Civil Engineering and Engineer Degree at MIT.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Geotechnical Engineering
Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Field Exploration
Ch. 3 Laboratory Testing
Ch. 4 Soil and Rock Classification
Ch. 5 Phase Relationships
Ch. 6 Effective Stress and Stress Distribution
Ch. 7 Shea Strength
Ch. 8 Permeability and Seepage
Ch. 9 Settlement Analyses
Ch. 10 Bearing Capacity Analyses
Ch. 11 Pavement and Pipeline Design
Ch. 12 Expansive Soil
Ch. 13 Slope Stability
Ch. 14 Earthquake Analyses
Ch. 15 Erosion Analyses
Ch. 16 Retaining Walls
Ch. 17 Deterioration
Ch. 18 Foundations
Pt. 2 Construction
Grading and Other Site Improvement Methods
Ch. 20 Groundwater and Percolation Tests
Ch. 21 Excavation, Underpinning, and Field Load Tests
Ch. 22 Geosynthetics
Ch. 23 Instrumentation
App. A: Glossary
App. B Example of Grading Specifications
App. C Percolation Test Procedures
App. D Conversion Factors
App. E: References
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

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    Not a text, but a very handy reference. Pulled in a few answers on the PE exam that couldn't be found in geotechnical textbooks.

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